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Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg’s Way Out West festival, to DJ in the afternoon sun. There are trees all around him, and he’s in front of a placid duck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a bit, but before the hip-hop marathon started, Sunday may have had the best start of the weekend with Deep Sea Diver’s early 2pm set. You may not have heard of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Watch Grimes, Frank Ocean, Tanlines At The 2013 Webby Awards

The 17th Annual Webby Awards went down last night at Wall Street’s cavernous Cipriani’s. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the ceremony featured a performance by Tanlines, who played their song “All Of Me,” as well as the presentation of awards to the previously-announced winners, including Frank Ocean and Grimes. Ocean was unable to attend, so he… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 22, 2013 - 11:42 am

Katie & Allison Crutchfield – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Well, this is pretty dope. Rookie has commissioned a theme song for the month of May, and it’s badass both in theory and in execution. Waxahatchee leader Katie Crutchfield and her twin sister, Swearin’ leader Allison have recorded a punked-up cover of a song that never exactly screamed for a punked-up cover: Grimes’ ethereal burble… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Watch Grimes Talk Fashion At The Met’s Punk Gala

Indie Twitter was a-grumble last night as reports and photos from the Met Gala were unveiled. For those who don’t know, the Met Gala is a celebration of a massive annual fashion-themed exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s Costume Institute. This year’s is punk. Naturally, subculture co-option is a sensitive subject for many, but… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 7, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Grimes, Frank Ocean Win Webbys

Frank Ocean and Grimes are both recipients of 2013 Webby Awards. For his use of Tumblr to release music, his candor, and the movements he’s made in changing a landscape, Ocean has received a 2013 Webby for Person Of The Year:… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 30, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Watch Grimes In Steve Buscemi’s Latest Vampire Weekend Webcast Promo

The narrative behind Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weeknd’s partnership for their upcoming American Express UNSTAGED webcast (4/28) becomes more robust with today’s promo videos. Before the collaboration was officially announced, we all had a bit of a “huh?” moment when they all appeared together in NYC’s Easter Day Parade. Connections start to be made i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 26, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: “It’s not about the music, man, it’s about the festival experience.” With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Coachella 2013 Sunday: Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Jessie Ware, & More

SpaceGhostPurrp doesn’t really scream Sunday brunch hour entertainment, but he and his crew Raider Klan were one of the acts to kick off Day 3 of Coachella. Yet, he, Key Nyata, and the whole lot of them sold the kind of menace that is better suited for a dark club than beaming sun rays and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 15, 2013 - 10:42 am

Grimes – “Skin (Four Tet Remix)”

On Tuesday, Four Tet guest-hosted DJ Roska’s show on the UK’s legendary pirate-turned-Internet radio station Rinse FM. During the set, Four Tet played a track he made featuring a vocal loop from Grimes’s “Skin” over a twinkly, soft bass. While it sounds in line with his style, it was just an experiment and not officially… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 10, 2013 - 6:00 pm

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012

This morning, Pitchfork finished counting down its favorite songs of the past calendar year. As someone who wrote for Pitchfork for a long-ass time, I can tell you that those guys take the task of year-end listing seriously; there are lots of sub-lists and master lists and internal debates over what should even have a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012 - 8:57 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven’t been charting it or anything, but I’ve been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here’s something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2012 - 10:45 am

Grimes – “Genesis” Video

We’ve already seen the trailer, and now the full self-directed video for Grimes’ “Genesis” is here. And it’s fucking nuts. There’s no real narrative here; best to think of it as a headlong plunge into Grimes’ mall-mystic aesthetic. Flaming swords! Deserts! Pythons! Extreme makeup decisions! Floor-length bright-pink braids! Escalades! There’s a lot going on here,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2012 - 11:30 am

Watch Grimes’s “Genesis” Video Trailer

Grimes is at the point in her hype-arc where a one-minute trailer for a forthcoming video is a perfectly farmable tract of online content. (That she’s capable of making incredibly memorable videos doesn’t hurt.) And so here it is, Claire Boucher dancing and posing to layered moans not-readily-identified-as-“Genesis,” in the trailer for the the video… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Watch Grimes On Fallon

Every time an internet-indie sensation makes her American network TV debut, an angel gets its wings, which means Jimmy Fallon is helping a whole lot of seraphim get off the ground these days. Last night, Grimes came through the Fallon show to sing “Genesis,” and we got the closest thing to the undiluted Grimes experience… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2012 - 9:07 am

Blood Diamonds – “Phone Sex” (Feat. Grimes) (Jensen Sportag Remix)

Vancouver producer and Grimes buddy Blood Diamonds just released the 12″ single version of his Grimes collab “Phone Sex,” and one of its B-sides is a spacey, dissolving remix from the Nashville bedroom-pop tinkerer Jensen Sportag. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Solar Year – “Brotherhood” (Feat. Grimes)

Here’s a track from Montreal electronic artist Solar Year, a musician who just put out the ethereal LP Waverly. “Solar Year” is a meditative, solemn electronic cut that’s like an alien take on a Gregorian chant. Given that, it should be no surprise that the cut features some chilly vocals from Grimes. Stream below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 9:08 am

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages — a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it’s pretty tough to craft a narrative — when there’s something like 200 bands playing over a weekend, it’s next to impossible to really sew a singular thread through the weekend’s performances. Pitchfork Music Festival is much smaller — 45 bands in three days — so, it’s a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm